The Limits of Machine Translation


From peripherals that can translate instantly from one language to another to able to keep a conversation in a language we do not handle, to applications for cameras which translate text from signs, posters, etc.; and Google with its neural translator which constantly feeds itself, Automatic or Machine Translation (MT) has advanced by leaps and […]

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The German Language and its Dialects


German is known to be one of the most difficult European languages to learn as a foreign language based on its extensive vocabulary, complex structures, long words, declensions, etc. In the area of translations, German is one of the most expensive languages, since it really requires a lot of effort and dedication to be able […]

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MT: From Babel to Metropolis


As a reflection on one of the very first cinematic explorations on the relationship between technology and mankind, the film Metropolis (considered to be one of the first science fiction films ever created) pondered the delicate balance between man and machine working together to achieve progress. Metropolis which was originally released in 1927 by German […]

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How to Translate Microsoft Visio Files


Computer Assisted Translation tools (or CAT tools) recognize text from a great diversity of file formats, thus are able to calculate the word count and analyze how many of them match those saved in the Translation Memory (or TM, for short), in order to achieve a faster translation process and maintain consistency with previous translations. […]

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Inside a World of Translations


Being new in this world of translations and interpretations, and as a Human Resources professional, I find really impressive the number of people, roles and trades that collaborate and strive in a project to reach a final shared goal: that a concept or idea is understood by many people as possible. Following this idea, and […]

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Reedeeming the Panlingua


Last week, as if by some sort of divine intervention, I had the privilege of visiting the private home of Xul Solar, one the most significant Argentine artists of our era. “I am a painter, a writer, not an inventor but a re-creator. Father to a panlingua who strives for perfection and which almost no one […]

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One Language to Rule Them All


The English language has become a universal language not because it has the largest number of native speakers (Chinese and Spanish have more), but because it has the highest number of non-native speakers. China, for example, has the largest population of English-as-second-language speakers in the world. In Korea, parents even have their children undergo a […]

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